It’s Not A Snake But A Coat

Back in the days of the Mods and Rockers, the Mods nearly all seemed to wear parkas. The parka remains a classic jacket, ideal for winter cold and rain.

It also had plenty of deep pockets that today would be ideal for mobile phones and tablets. Just like the same period donkey jackets or reefer, they’re still occasionally seen round and about.

In some ways you could say they have mostly been superseded by puffer coats and jackets. These are the items of outdoor clothing that look a bit like quilts or duvets.

Just like the bed duvet, you pay for the contents as much as anything else. The beautifully soft and insulating duck or goose down is a lot more expensive than manmade fibre fillings. Although, there’s nothing wrong with many of these fibres as they can also have high TOG levels.

A hooded puffer sounds like a type of venomous snake but it’s just a puffer with a hood incorporated into the design.

Travelling to work on really cold winter mornings, a puffer coat is ideal, especially when worn with some warm sheepskin boots, a hat and some gloves.

The hemline of a puffer coat can vary although the emphasis should be on the word coat. A jacket length seems to defeat the object of trying to keep a person warm on freezing days. On the knee or longer is most peoples’ preference.

When they are that sort of length, they are in danger of looking a bit frumpish so many of the designs incorporate a waist belt to squeeze into some shape. The belt with a full-length zip from neck to the end of the hem always looks good with a quality puffer coat.

Just like those old parkas, a fur trimmed hood also adds some more style and extra protection from the elements. Those old parkas were nearly all trimmed with rabbit fur but today the puffer is more likely to be trimmed with some soft and attractive synthetic material.

For a hooded puffer

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